The purpose of this study is to explore the therapist’s perspective regarding the clients and family who receive in-home therapy, their perspectives on the therapists practicing in the field, and the industry as a whole. A qualitative phenomenological study was conducted in order to explore the emergent themes from transcribed audiotaped interviews of 12 participants. The participants were all licensed therapists working with child and adolescents and their families within the home. The participants were recruited through a purposive snowball sample.
Seven major themes emerged from the study, these themes were as follows: (a) home and environment; (b) clients and their families; (c) treatment; (d) time; (e) the therapists; (f) experience; and (g) competency. Additional findings were presented, the developmentally disabled, burnout, and the work of psychologist in the in-home therapy field. This study also presented conclusions, recommendations for future research and a summary of the work as a whole.
|Advisor:||Reynolds, James W.|
|Commitee:||Ogletree, Sysan L.|
|Department:||Psychology and Behavioral Science|
|School Location:||United States -- Florida|
|Source:||DAI-B 75/02(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Developmental psychology, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Child and adolescent, Clients and family, Home and entertainment, Home-based services, In-home counseling, Intensive in-community|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be